Duke Homestead, tobacco history

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  A stop at the Duke Homestead offered a fascinating look into both the Civil War time period and tobacco history.  It was Washington Duke that farmed the ground before being conscripted to join the Civil War along with his 18 year-old son Brody.  After losing his oldest son and two wives, Washington Duke set […]

Bennett Place the last surrender of the Civil War

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Outside Durham, North Carolina is a farm where a unique event took place.  On April 17, 1865 General Joseph Eggleston Johnston and Major General William Tecumseh Sherman met to negotiate terms of surrender.  Not long before, on April 9th, Lee and Grant had met at Appomattox and that I thought was the end of the […]

Art in Kinston, it is gawk worthy!

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Along with the Civil War history and great dining options, another reason to visit Kinston, North Carolina is the art.  It is everywhere, and most falls under the umbrella of the Kinston Arts Council.  There is a public art trail transforming downtown Kinston into a visual mecca.  One of my favorite public art pieces was […]

Learn about the courtship on the Abe & Mary: Quite Contrary Walking Tour

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While you may know a lot about Abraham Lincoln, Jenifer Brownell, site interpreter for the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum (ALPM) said that Mary is more mysterious.  “Mary is a bit obscure,” Jenifer said at the beginning of the Abe & Mary: Quite Contrary Walking Tour. This tour officially starts Tuesday June 6, 2017 and will […]

Civil War History in Kinston

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The Civil War took its toll on the town of Kinston, North Carolina.  Jan Parson of the Kinston Chamber of Commerce shared information on the hosted tour I was part of.  Jan explained that the state of North Carolina was really on the fence when it came to the War.  “We didn’t want to be in the war.  […]

Memorial Day kindness touches hearts -Picture by Bobbie Meidel

Memorial Day is a day for remembering those who served, and those we love. This past Memorial Weekend, a friend Bobbie Meidel went to visit a relative’s grave at Cradle Land in Calvary Cemetery in Springfield, Illinois. When she arrived, she saw 75 windmills and about 50 little flags decorating almost every small grave.  She […]

Remembering Memorial Day

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Memorial Day weekend is all about barbeques and festivals and family, but when Memorial Day comes around don’t forget the meaning of the day in all of the festivities.  This morning during my daily walk with my mom, we stopped by the Veteran’s Memorials in Pawnee to give thanks to those that served.  While there […]

Trial Run Tractor Drive on old Route 66

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Keith decided to make a trial run on the upcoming Route 66 tractor drive that will take place on June 17, 2017.  He took his 1955 John Deere 60.  Keith said, “It was a beautiful day for a tractor drive and I hope June 17th is just as nice. We hope you are getting your […]

Kinston's Tobacco Barns

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As a farmer’s wife, when I see art representing agriculture, it catches my attention.  On a recent hosted trip to Kinston, I saw these beautiful sculpture called  Kinston’s Tobacco Barns.  The sculpture was built in honor of Kinston’s rich tobacco history. Tobacco history n Kinston is noted all the way back to 1759, when the General Assembly of North […]

Traveling Adventures is nominated for the Liebster Award!

Rebecca of the blog Rebminlu (http://www.rebminlu.com/)nominated Traveling Adventures for the 2017 Liebster Award.  Rebecca called Reb is a new blogger. She graduated in 2012 and this brave young woman then bought a one way ticket abroad.  Since then Reb has lived in three different countries and visited over 20. The Liebster Award, it’s a blog award where bloggers nominate […]